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Maison Margiela spearheads structure for avant-garde couture line

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Maison Margiela spearheads structure for avant-garde couture line

Maison Margiela turned its models into arty sculptures during its couture presentation in Paris on Wednesday morning (06Jul16).

Creative director John Galliano has always been famous for his flamboyant designs, but took things a step further with his latest presentation for the French fashion house, which he joined in 2014 nearly four years after his controversial dismissal from Dior.

Each and every outfit had movement and colour, from one of the opening looks - a thin white dress with red and black shapes, and jewels adorning the top over a red T-shirt - to a grey gingham shirt worn with thigh-high wellington boots and a long dark coat.

It was certainly a line catered to the typical fall temperatures, with knits also featuring in the form of a long woollen striped jumper with a tweed skirt peaking out at the bottom.

Not every design was suitable for outside though, like the white gown mentioned above, as well as a red dress with a slashed neckline and stand-up shoulder pads, and a cream mini dress with long sleeves and layered frills all over.

But it was the models' striking make-up, hair styles and accessories that really amplified the couture line. Galliano didn't hold back on using bright shades on the girls' skin, like yellow face paint across a model's mouth with drawn-on orange lips, pink eyebrows and pink, silver and yellow shadow covering one woman's eye.

While some models had their hair worn in styles such as bunches or braids, one girl walked with wet tresses, looking as though she'd been caught in torrential rain. Others had their heads covered in beekeeper style hats with netting or, in one case, what appeared to be dried pasta shells.

Paris Couture Week will continue to draw in audiences as the final day continues on Wednesday, with big brands including Jean Paul Gaultier and Valentino set to show their latest high fashion lines.

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